International Day of Yoga

Yoga is a way to connect directly with nature by balancing both mind and the body together. Since 2015, world is celebrating international yoga day on 21 June. Yoga is a safe and easy method to keep our body fit .The word yoga is derived from Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’ which means to ‘yoke’ or to ‘unite’. It is an art which is performed to live life in a healthy way. It is an ancient art which was originated in India around six thousand years ago. It was developed to achieve harmony between the heart and soul. Along with it yoga was also discovered to cure diseases and now people regularly perform it to keep themselves fit. It is a great way to work on your flexibility and strength. It is a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices or discipline which was originated in ancient India .There are more than 100 types of yoga .It have many sessions which includes breathing, exercising, meditation and assuming posture that stretch and flex various muscle groups .The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lesson chronic pain such as lower back pain, headache and other pain.

Physical benefits of yoga

1) Increase flexibility

2) Increase muscle strength and tone

3) Improve respiratory system

4) Help to maintain balanced metabolism

5) Help in weight reduction

6) Helps to cover the injury fast

Except this yoga also have its many other benefits. In 2007 a yoga festival was organized by the initiative of Aadhvut H. H. Jagat Guru Dileepji Maharaj. He was a first person who had given his direction to start a World Yoga Day movement in New York in the year 1999. On June 21, 2009 Guru Dileepji signed the agreement with Portuguese Confederation of Yoga to support the global movement of International Day of Yoga.  The events which helped to make yoga an international day was started on 21st June with the conference which was named as ‘Yoga’. That conference was a joint initiative by the Art of Living Foundation and S-VYASA University, Bengaluru .On December 11, 2014, Ashok Mukherji, the permanent representative of India to the UN, introduced the draft resolution in UNGA. That resolution was adopted by 177 member countries and 175 countries co-sponsored the resolution. On December 11th the UN general Secretary officially declared 21st June as the International day for Yoga. Worldwide events including yoga classes, yoga practice sessions, lectures and seminars were conducted in different parts of the world to celebrate the first International Yoga Day on 21st June 2015. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi had played a very important role to make international yoga day by doing argument with UN general assembly to adopt 21st June as the International yoga day.

Now Yoga is popular in every part of the world and there are many people in the world who are earning well with the help of yoga. In India government had created many job vacancies for yoga teachers. Yoga is also a way for the development of the country.

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